Edward Boltz is the managing partner at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt, P.C., where he has represented clients in not only Chapter 7 and 13, but also in related consumer rights litigation, including fighting abusive mortgage practices and developing solutions for student loans.
Mr. Boltz received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1993 and his J.D. from George Washington University in 1996. He is a member of the NC State Bar, where he has been certified as a specialist in consumer bankruptcy law. He is admitted to practice before the Districts Courts in both the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.
Mr. Boltz served as the President of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) from 2013 through 2016, and remains on its Board of Directors, co-chair the Legislative Committee. Mr. Boltz was a commission on the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Consumer Bankruptcy Commission from 2017-2019. He also serves on the Bankruptcy Council for the North Carolina Bar Association, where he co-chaired the Committee which created a Mortgage Modification Program for the North Carolina bankruptcy courts.
Mr. Boltz is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues at both national and local seminars, including at NACBA Conventions and Workshops, past NCLC Workshops, and the North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute.
In June 2019, Mr. Boltz testified on behalf of NACBA in Congress regarding the need for changes to the Bankruptcy Code to make student loans dischargeable and to protect disabled veteran’s from the harsh results of the Means Test, with the latter being enacted in the HAVEN Act. In 2008, he previously testified to Congress to similarly protect National Guard and Reservist, which was enacted as the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Act.
For the Spring 2020 semester, Mr. Boltz will be working the Consumer Financial Transaction Clinic at the University of North Carolina School of Law as an adjunct professor, assisting on student loan cases.
Mr. Boltz is also the President of the Monti, a North Carolina organization that produces live storytelling shows and recordings of his and others tales can be heard at www.themonti.org.